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Thirsty Work For A Dry January

By Brett McKenzie on Jan 18, 2019

Eight Pencil and Cube-winning ways to quench your thirst without alcohol.


It's January, and that means a significant number of you have put down the beer bottles, the champagne flutes, the wine glasses and the highballs, giving up alcoholic beverages — at least for the month.

For those of you in the middle of your own "Dry January," a friendly reminder that January 31 is both the possible end of your sobriety and the deadline to enter The One Show 2019 and the ADC 98th Annual Awards. Until then, we've collected some non-alcoholic inspiration from our awards archives to quench your thirst for creativity.

 

1. JUICE

Title

The Freshest Orange Juice Brand

Agency

Marcel / Paris

Client

Intermarché

Annual ID

DI16023S

Category

2016 Direct: Consumer - Ambient / Environmental / Ambient / Environmental

 

Why wait around for wine or hard cider to ferment when you could enjoy a healthy juice right now (and skip the hangover)? To promote its fresh-squeezed orange juice, French supermarket chain Intermarché turned to Paris-based agency Marcel to turn the time at which the juice was made into a "brand." This campaign won a Silver Pencil and three Bronze Pencils at The One Show 2017, as well as a Silver Cube at the ADC 95th Annual Awards.

 

2. COFFEE

Title

Bandido — disrupting the Californian coffee scene

Agency

/ Magpie Studio

Client

Bandido Coffee Co

Annual ID

ADC_BCD18003B

Category

2018 Brand & Communication Design: Branding / Branding Systems / Corporate Identity for Print - Series

 

This month, trade your alcohol in for the kick of caffeine! To be honest, for many people, a month without coffee would be a harder challenge than one without booze. In 2017, Magpie Studio of London made quite the impact when it took on the identity for Bandido Coffee, an independent Californian coffee company. By turning the "B" into a cheeky domino mask, Magpie captured the essence of the brand, earning them both a Silver and Bronze ADC Cube, as well as a Bronze One Show Pencil last year.

 

3. TEA

Title

Hälssen & Lyon "THE TEABAG COLLECTION"

Agency

Kolle Rebbe GmbH / Hamburg + KOREFE / Hamburg

Client

Hälssen & Lyon GmbH

Annual ID

OS_DE18071B

Category

2018 Design: Craft / Printing & Paper Craft - Single or Series

 

Tea is a beverage with a rich global culture, from the everyday British "cuppa" to ornate ceremonies of Japan. Hamburg-based agency Kolle Rebbe decided to take a bit from both the average and the intricate for legendary German tea company Hälssen & Lyon, giving the common teabag a high-fashion transformation. This project earned a Kolle Rebbe a Bronze Pencil at last year's One Show.

 

4. MILK

Title

Anchor Milk Slams

Agency

Colenso BBDO / Auckland

Client

Fonterra Brands NZ

Annual ID

OS_MI18015G

Category

2018 Moving Image Craft: Craft - Writing / Campaign

 

New Zealand may be most famous for their sheep, but this beat poetry manifesto by Colenso BBDO for Fonterra Brands' Anchor Milk shows that they certainly know their moo juice. This spot won a Gold One Show Pencil last year for its writing.

 

5. SPORTS DRINKS

Title

G Active - Water Made Active

Agency

TBWA\Chiat\Day, / Los Angeles

Client

Gatorade

Annual ID

OS_SM18018G

Category

2018 Social Media: Craft / Use of Visuals

 

"It's got electrolytes!" But seriously, when it comes to quenching your thirst after a hard workout (going to the gym was another January resolution of yours, was it not?) a cold sports drink somehow has that little bit extra. Gatorade has long worn the crown in this beverage category, thanks in no small part to TBWA\Chiat\Day, and this crazy water-driven installation for G-Active just raises the bar. "Water Made Active" won three Gold Pencils and one Silver Pencil at The One Show 2018.

 

6. SODA

Title

A statement for tolerance

Agency

loved gmbh / Hamburg

Client

ALI Getränke UG / Husumer Mineralbrunnen HMB GmbH & Co. KG

Annual ID

ADC_BCD18018B

Category

2018 Brand & Communication Design: Promotional / Wildcard - Single

 

Yes, we know, some people might say that a bottle of pop isn't a healthier choice than a glass of vino, but you have to admit that it's a very popular beverage. And when it's being used to make an important message? Even better.

Hamburg-based loved worked alongside Ali Cola to create a soda that represented six different skin tones but the exact same taste — a not-so-subtle pushback against the rising anti-immigrant sentiment across Europe. Ali Cola won two ADC Bronze Cubes last year.

 

7. SMOOTHIES

Title

Swishy Chug: The Fake Brand That Led to Real Results

Agency

Zimmerman Advertising / Fort Lauderdale + Finn Partners / San Francisco

Client

Jamba Juice

Annual ID

OS_PR17023G

Category

2017 Public Relations: Real-Time Response / Activity / Proactive Communications

 

On the opposite end of the "is this good for me?" spectrum is the classic smoothie. From kale to acai berries to whey protein, it would appear that the purpose of a smoothie is to get all of your vitamins, minerals and nutrients in one huge gulp. And when Adele pranked smoothie chain Jamba Juice on Ellen's TV show, Fort Lauderdale-based agency Zimmerman turned the tables on them to great success.  Raise a glass to "Swishy Chug," which won a Gold and Silver Pencil at The One Show in 2018.

 

8. WATER

Title

LIFEWTR Series 1,2,3

Agency

PepsiCo Design & Innovation / New York

Client

PepsiCo

Annual ID

ADC_PKG18012M

Category

2018 Packaging Design: Packaging Design / Beverage - Series

 

All of the drinks on this list have their plusses and minuses, but there's only one out there that's absolutely essential for sustenance: good, old-fashioned water.

Part of the appeal of PepsiCo's LIFEWTR purified water brand is that it teams with up-and-coming designers to give each series of bottles a unique look. The first three series of bottles — "Public Art," "Women In Art" and "Emerging Fashion Designers" — were recognized by the ADC 98th Annual Awards last year. 

 

The entry deadline for both The One Show 2019 and the ADC 98th Annual Awards is Thursday, January 31, 2019.

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